perjantai 29. huhtikuuta 2016

Cosvision 2016 - it scarred me.

(Or actually Cosvision didn't but I'll tell you more about the title later.)

Cosvision is over now and I'm super tired but I'm trying to write this blog post before I forget everything I have in mind.

So, on Friday I left work a bit earlier than usually (half an hour or so) and went home to wait for Lawi with whom I would travel to Hämeenlinna. After 4 p.m she and her mother (also known as our driver) arrived at my place and we started our trip to Hämeenlinna.
The weather was kind of... Interesting. Everything between snow and rain poured down to the earth and I have to say that I was in a little panic. Luckily nothing bad happened to us but I guess that it tells you enough about the weather that someone had actually driven off the road so... Yeah.

We arrived to Hämeenlinna in the early evening and went to our hotel. They had a room on their own and I had booked two rooms for Shiro SamuraiFrozen Angel and Sacchan. They would arrive later so I had promised to inform the hotel about the late arrival etc. Anyway, I got the key card for one of the rooms and took my stuff there. 
We had decided with Lawi and her mother that we would walk around Hämeenlinna and get familiar with the city. We were very happy to notice that Valintatalo (a market) and the convention place itself were pretty near to the hotel! There were also many good places nearby for photoshoots. 

After our little walk (and visiting Valintatalo to get something to eat and drink) I decided to go and sit in the hotel room. I also tried to make a vlog but my camera decided not to cooperate with me (fuck you camaro). 
I was pretty happy to have my laptop with me because I would have been bored as hell without it while waiting for my company to arrive.
At some point I decided to have a glass of wine and Lawi kept me company for a few hours. We laughed our asses off because she said something like "the abuse of coca" while meaning Coca-Cola... We were pretty tired. xD
Twenty to twelve p.m I had a small heart attack when my mobile phone decided to tell me that it's alive - in other words, Frozen Angel called me and told that they were in Hämeenlinna and would arrive to the hotel soon. I went outside to greet them and believe me, I was super happy when I saw them - it had been AGES since I had last seen them! ;__; 

We had decided that Shiro Samurai and Sacchan would sleep in one room and Frozen Angel and I would take the other room. We all decided together that we would wake up at 8:00 a.m. and then we decided to get some sleep - well, I managed to fall asleep at 2:30 a.m. or so...

I had decided to cosplay 2p!France on Saturday. Even though I didn't make anything myself for that costume it nearly drove me insane because I just couldn't find a right kind of a dress shirt for it but luckily Frozen Angel had managed to find one for me so I didn't have to cancel my plans. It took us a few hours to get ready but it didn't bother me that much - I enjoyed just spending time with my company.

Hashtag selfie addict.
When we arrived at the con I immediately bumped into Trixena (who had actually tried to contact me but I haven't had time to check my phone, oops) and we begun talking about the con. The area outside the building seemed to be a bit empty but I thought that it was because of the weather which was not that great.
But then we went inside...

There was much lesser crowd that I had expected. Really. I had expected a lot more since Cosvision is that one convention focusing only on cosplay and then... I don't even know what to say. I spent an hour or so chatting with Trixena and greeting Päivi who was in a hurry because of the cosplay competition but had time for a little small talk.
Finally I met my company again and we decided to go to check the Dealer's Hall. There was this guy from whom I've bought a few T-shirts and I decided to go and check his table. And what's the first thing I see? A PERFECT LORD VOLDEMORT FIGURINE. ;__; It cost something like 35 euros so I decided to buy it - I would have felt sorry for myself later if I didn't buy it.

I also bought a Deathly Hallows necklace from Purple Octopus and I just might have ordered a customized Malfoy family crest necklace from her.
After that we were going to see a lecture but then we noticed that it had been cancelled so we didn't have almost anything to do. At this point I think that we decided to visit Valintatalo, buy some food and go to the hotel. Shiro Samurai and Sacchan stayed outside at the ruins nearby the hotel and Frozen Angel and I decided to go to our hotel room...
And at this point I noticed that I had forgotten my jacket at Verkatehdas - the convention place.

In other words that meant that we had to leave the hotel again quite soon and go to Verkatehdas again to get my jacket. We decided to check out the photoshoot places though since we wanted a good place to have a photoshoot of France and Prussia.
It's funny how nobody recognizes 2p!-versions of Hetalia characters, especially if their design isn't that much out of ordinary. For example nobody recognized my France - not that I expected anybody to do that but I find it quite funny in some way.
Anyway, we found good places nearby Verkatehdas. At this point we went back to our hotel room and decided to eat something. Salad and beer, that's my diet. :DD
I also had some kind of an anxiety attack for some reason and I was so lucky to have Frozen Angel with me (Shiro Samurai and Sacchan had gone somewhere for a food hunt)... Those anxiety attacks can turn out to be hellish and it's not nice to be alone when you get one, I can tell you that.

Pretty soon it was time for a photoshoot!
It was freezing as hell outside without my jacket - my arms were frozen, my feet hurt and posing for camera felt almost an impossible task to do. For some reason (probably because of the dry skin) my chest was very itchy and because I'm known for my intelligence I decided to scratch it... Doesn't sound too bad yet but wait for it.

At first we decided to photoshoot my France. Here we go!
(And remember kids, never start smoking. It kills you. Slowly but surely.)

Lying on that staircase killed my back but I love how well the pictures turned out! ;__;

After this shoot it was time for the France/Prussia photoshoot.
Note; Frozen Angel and I are just friends. Very good friends indeed, but just friends. And if you definitely dislike PruFran/FranPru pairing, scroll past these pics. I'm not forcing you to watch them. Thank you.

All of the pictures above © Shiro Samurai.

After taking these pics everybody was so frozen that we could have found a choir and start to sing "Let It Go" so we decided to retire back to the hotel. Shiro Samurai and Frozen Angel decided to go to the rooms while Sacchan and I decided to have a glass of white wine - tasted damn good!
When we tried to take the elevator upstairs (the rooms were in the 3rd floor) we noticed that Sacchan's hotel room key card had somehow broken and we couldn't make the elevator work. We decided to call Shiro Samurai who kindly came to rescue us.
Then I went to the hotel room, begun to take my costume off... And noticed something very interesting.
I told you that I had been scratching myself during the day. You can't actually see it in the pics since the itching area was under the shirt. And now I have two, almost 10 centimeters long scars on my chest (this explains the title of this post)! The wounds were bleeding a bit and I just stared myself from the mirror like "Eh..!?". Also my shoes had killed my feet pretty badly and walking properly is still out of question.

Cosplay without pain is pretending.
We decided to wake up at 7:30 a.m. next morning. I was so tired that I felt like fainting and fell asleep surprisingly early - 1:30 a.m. 0__0

On Sunday I had decided to cosplay Ayame Sohma. Shiro Samurai had told me that he would cosplay Hatori Sohma but then shit happened and he couldn't do that. Well, someday we will make this pair cosplay - won't we? >:3
He had also bought me some lenses - one pair for Ayame, one pair for Italy from Hetalia (wait for Tracon - I kicked Cicero out of my cosplay list since I haven't got time to make that costume this year) and one pair for Tetsuhiro Morinaga from Koisuru Boukun/The Tyrant falls in Love. I will review the pair for Ayame soon so stay tuned!

Since it was Sunday it meant packing our stuff and so on. For me it was a pain in the ass since my stuff was almost literally EVERYWHERE. I will never learn.
Anyway, this is the first time I managed to make the make-up for Ayame just the way I've always wanted to make it. I'm proud of myself.

Bonjour, madames et messieurs. 
At 12:00 I had finally packed my stuff into Lawi's mother's car and Frozen Angel and I were able to start our walk to the con place - the other two had went there with a car.

At first we just walked around the con place randomly and then we found Lawi. I chatted with her for a while. Then we decided to take a selfie - there's always time for one. Even when you're looking for your photographer.

Believe me or not, we're not related in any way but we look kinda same - excluding the nose thing though since my nose has been broken two times. :I
Soon after we found Shiro Samurai and Sacchan. Since it wasn't raining at that time we decided to go and take photos of my Ayame cosplay.
Photographer © Shiro Samurai.

I'm very pleased with these pics - I just love them! I also noticed that I haven't had a solo photoshoot for Ayame yet - well, that one quick photoshoot in Tracon 2013 doesn't count right now. This is the first real photoshoot I had... And I'm going to make some other Aya's outfits too! The red coat is one of my plans next year... x)
After taking the pics we headed inside to look for Sacchan and Frozen Angel whom we found in the Dealer's Hall. We spent time together for a while and then I decided to visit Valintatalo again since I was running out of cigarettes. When we came back Sacchan went... Well, somewhere and Frozen Angel and I headed back to the Dealer's Hall. There we ran into Trixena, Päivi and Satu. We chatted for a while and Trixena kept us company quite a long while - it was nice to have her around since I don't see her that often either.
There was this epic Dalek cosplayer once again. I had been longing for a chance to speak with him and finally I had that chance! ;__; He was a very nice guy and he had a great sense of humor.

The rest of the con was spent speaking about different topics... And this thing happened: when I was about to say that I was going to get the costume off me someone came and asked if she could take a picture of me! ;__; I was super happy since I'm very pleased with Ayame as a costume but hardly anybody has asked pics of it and now it happened! ;__;
Then it was time for me and Lawi to leave Hämeenlinna. I almost started crying when I had to say "goodbye, see you soon" to my company since I had been missing them so damn much and then suddenly I had to leave again and ugh ;__;

My feelings about the con itself, you ask?
Well, it could have been better but I've also attended worse cons. There could have been more lectures and panels but otherwise the atmosphere at the con was pretty relaxed. I still don't know if the large crowd missing was a good thing or not... But anyway. I had pretty much fun in Cosvision and I would attend it again! There's some things they could improve but I still enjoyed attending the con, meeting my friends and spending time with them.

Some bonus pics...

It was completely freezing and Frozen Angel decided to hug the hell out of me when I begun to feel like I had been made out of ice.

Eyes please, could you even try..?

"There's a fucking branch in my wig! Damn birch! :I"

See you in a next WIP post - or perhaps in a lens review post? ;)


4 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you so much for everything! You so saved my Cosvision. I can't wait to see and pair cosplay with you again bro! ;)

    1. You're welcome - and I could say the same to you! c:
      I'm already looking forward to Tracon, wee~

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed our company! Oh and yeah, it was kinda... amusing... when you two called me to come help you up with the elevator. Thing is that I was just about to crawl into bed so yeah, walk through the corridors in just pyjama... :'DD

    Yeah of course I'll do Hatori one day! I'm sorry about my eyes crapping on me, I was not expecting it because I've never had such watery eyes before! D: It felt like it would never stop, it was horrible.

    I hope your feet and everything will or has healed already. Cosplay without pain is pretending, alright. x) As long as you don't regret it then it's fine I guess... ~

    Thanks for making the con a great experience and for fixing the hotels and all! It was so nice to see you!

    1. ^__^
      Yeah, when I saw you in the elevator I thought something like "...oops" or something x"D

      It's okay, you don't need to apologize - I guess nobody expected it to happen and it surely sounded (and looked) horrible! D: But hopefully we'll get to make a pair cosplay soon~!

      Well, my feet still feel like someone tried to rip them off but the scars look a lot better. And I have no regrets x)

      I could say the same to you! You're welcome c: And yes, it was very nice to see you too! ^__^